The Meiran Primary Health Centre at Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State has been closed down after members of staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Mosunmola Olabige, the Chief Press Secretary to Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA Chairman, David Famuyiwa, on Sunday.
According to the council, the closure of the health centre is to curb the spread of the virus among other workers and patients, adding that contract tracing has begun.
The statement read: “In a swift reaction to contain and avert the spread of coronavirus in the communities, the Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA has ordered the immediate closure of Meiran Primary Health Centre.
“This became necessary as some members of staff of the health centre tested positive for the dreaded virus.
“The Chairman also ordered the immediate contact tracing of their colleagues and associates as well as patients who visited the facility in the last few days.
“He also used the medium to admonish the community members to take responsibility for their health and life by avoiding social events that attract large gatherings and by adhering strictly to the laid down guidelines of the use of face masks, regular handwashing and the use of sanitisers, maintaining adequate social distancing while in public places in order to flatten the curve of the pandemic.”